Peter Wächtler Eat Your Own Ingredients, 2016 Leather hide, thread, leather oil, wax, shoe polish, ink Size: Dimensions variable Each edition is unique and handmade by the artist Edition of 7 + 2AP
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Chisenhale Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in a UK institution by Berlin and Brussels-based artist Peter Wächtler. To accompany his exhibition, Far Out, Wächtler has produced a new exclusive limited edition artwork.
Wächtler works across a range of media including sculpture, drawing and animated film, with his writing and prose poems often providing source material. Wächtler’s limited edition artwork, Eat Your Own Ingredients (2016), is a hand-made leather sculpture, which references a classic top hat. Each of the objects is a unique result of an intricate and layered treatment of the leather by Wächtler. Referring to the protagonist of Wächtler’s animation in his exhibition Far Out, this new edition materialises the character, allowing him to enter the physical world as a token of cartoon quality.
Each edition is unique and handmade. Irregularities are an intentional part of the work.
Peter Wächtler (born 1979, Hannover) lives and works in Brussels and Berlin. Recent solo exhibitions include 9, KIOSK, Ghent (2016); Secrets of a Trumpet, The Renaissance Society, Chicago (2016); Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster (2014); Reena Spaulings, New York (2014); dépendance gallery, Brussels (2013). Selected group exhibitions include Surround Audience, New Museum Triennial, New York (2015); A Needle Walks into a Haystack, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool (2014); Meanwhile... Suddenly and Then, Lyon Biennale (2013); Pride Goes Before a Fall / Beware of a Holy Whore, Artists Space, New York (2013); Salon der Angst, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna (2013). Sternberg Press published a collection of Wächtler’s texts in 2013, titled Come On.